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Seven killed in new Kashmir battle

SRINAGAR, India, Feb. 19, 2019(AFP) Indian troops suffered new losses on Monday in a fierce battle with Kashmir militants that left at least seven dead just days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said. The confrontation piled more pressure on the Indian government, which …

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Stampede at Hyderabad mall after Rs 10 saree offer

India, Feb 18, 2019 (ANI) A stampede-like situation arose at a shopping mall in Siddipet of Hyderabad city after women thronged in large numbers to buy sarees priced at Rs 10 each. Women and girls rushed to avail of the Rs 10 sarees, being offered by the CMR shopping mall …

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Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request: report

TOKYO, Feb 18, 2019 (AFP) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday. Washington sounded out Tokyo over the possibility of nominating Trump for the prize after his …

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Pakistan rejects Indian allegations over suicide attack in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 18, 2019 (Xinhua) Pakistan has rejected Indian allegations of its involvement in a suicide attack in the Indian-controlled Kashmir that left 40 soldiers killed, local media reported. In a move against the “baseless allegations,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry summoned Indian acting Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia, lodging a …

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UAE introduces Hindi as third official language

Abu Dhabi [UAE], Feb 13 (ANI) The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Sunday acknowledged Hindi language as its third official language after Arabic and English. While praising the decision of the UAE court, External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, took to her official Twitter account, as saying, “We …

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70 civilians killed, wounded by U.S.-led attack in eastern Syria

DAMASCUS, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) A total of 70 civilians were killed and wounded Tuesday by a U.S.-led airstrike in eastern Syria, state TV reported. The airstrikes targeted a camp for displaced people in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour. The airstrikes have intensified recently on Islamic State (IS)-held areas in …

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Toxic alcohol kills at least 99 in India

NEW DELHI, Feb 12, 2019 (AFP) At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalised in Northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a crackdown against bootleggers, officials said Monday. News of the deaths in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has trickled in over the past …

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